bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml, multiple bottles) Pours a lightly cloudy golden orange body with a tall white head. Aroma of light grapefruit, grass, pine, horseblanket, some butter, and apple. Flavor of grapefruit, earth, some butter, light vinegar, and lemon. Descent. Hopefully, some of the butter will subside and let the funkiness take over with age.
Borresteijn (4679) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Hazy yellow orange colour, thick white head. Aroma of sour apples, dirt, must, mold. Flavour is acidic, sour apples, a hint of sweetness, bit of cardboard and wood. Way too sour for me, but this got more enjoyable after a few sips. Still not something I’d go for though.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic old basement aroma. Dusty and lemony. Superbly balanced flavor, not scorchingly sour. This is one to lay down. Many thanks to my gracious host, you know who you are!
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at WSF. Pours golden coloured with a thick and dense egg white head. Floral aroma with notes of mustard, leather and grass. Tart and dry flavour with notes of malt, almonds and a little wood. Soft and mild gueuze, not that sour yet.
thebeertourist (4816) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle at Bierpassie weekend, Antwerpen. Cloudy golden with a small head. Complex acidic nose, promising lemon and citrus fruit above all. Wonderful acidic citrus flavours, still managing to keep the acid attack rather toned down. rather more mellow than Cantillon, closer to Drie Fonteinen. A one-off that will become a collector’s item.
omhper (19375) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at PBF. hazy deep golden, lively head. Strong barnyard aroma. Citric and fresh. Very lively Lightly vinegary with plwnty of hay and barnyard. Lovely and complex. As good as you’d expect.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at home.
An awesome orange gold colour with an excellent white head. Funk yes. Some sweaty notes. Slight dia. Actually, no. VERY buttery. I think this will be really interesting at some point but right now, it’s clearly too young. Drinks more like a lambic than a blend. The longer it’s open the more it’s opening up. Far too young but once the bugs have eaten the diacetyl this should be splendid, although not for very long I would expect. Just the right spice and fruit. So hard to tell the individual characteristics. A great piece of blending. Hats off to Frank for a unique and intriguing event.
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (PBF, vintage 2009, BB 10/2028, #14308).
A bit hazy orange color, small white head. Tart grapefruity-fruity aroma. Tart, fruity flavor, a bit sweeter than eg. Cantillon geueze. Spitzy carbonation, Very tasty.
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled, 0.75l) Opaque orange with a smallish, firm head. Very citric-fruity, tart aroma with strawberry. Flavor is also very fruity and dry with moderate acidity with some berry notes. Medium body, dry and astringent palate, slightly fizzy carbonation. A very successful and pleasant blend, IMO.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark orange color with a foamy head. Seems a bit strangely simple for such a complex brew. Quite sour and really tart. Lots of tart citrus, lemon, peel and finishes dry. Really prickly sour.